Jimmy Leon Bishop

Jimmy Leon Bishop, 72, of Enos, Okla., better known as Leon passed from this life on earth to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at TMC in Denison, Texas.

Leon was born Dec. 20, 1946 in Ardmore, Okla., to the late Ocial James “Tooter” Bishop and Odessa Page Bishop. He attended Kingston schools and spent his entire life in Enos. Leon married Suzanne Nelson on April 8, 1966, at the Enos Baptist Church and they spent over 53 years together. They raised 4 children; Jimmy, Jamie, Jason and Cynthia.

A farmer, which we just heard fits Leon to a tee, because that was just him. Leon was a simple man that loved his wife and family dearly. He grew up on the farm and continued that the rest of his days. Leon worked hard all his life, farming and ranching was what he loved and wouldn’t had been happy doing anything else. He raised peanuts for over 40 years before retiring and continued to bail hay and raise cattle.

Leon and Suzanne spent all their years together farming, ranching and raising their children and you seldom would see them apart. Leon’s health declined the last few months and he passed with his family by his side and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community. He was a member of the Marshall County Antique Iron Club and enjoyed tinkering with his many tractors. Leon enjoyed farming, ranching and most of all his family and two great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife: Suzanne Bishop, Enos, Okla.; children: Jimmy Wayne Bishop, Enos, Okla.; Jamie Leon Bishop, Gunterville, Ala.; Jason Dewayne Bishop, Enos, Okla.; Cynthia Suzanne Fisher, Armstrong, Okla.; grandchildren: Jeremy and Toby Bishop, Garrett, Ethan and Bethani Bishop, Colton and Izabelle Bishop, Wyatt and Lexi Nations, David and Eli Fisher; great-grandchildren: Bryleigh Marie and Lawson Leon Bishop; brother: Ernie Bishop; sisters: Carolyn Self and husband Willie, Roxie Hargis, Connie Arneson and husband, Randy; nephews: Kennan Hargis and wife, Krystal, Will Shawn Self and wife, Kelli; niece: Crystal Hodebeck; uncles: James Bishop and wife, Alice; Sherman Weaver, C.T. Laird, Bill Bishop and wife, Vicki; aunt: Glenda Bishop; and several cousins, other family and friends.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Ronnie James Bishop; grandparents: Orel Elmer and Hazel Dovie Bishop; Arthur and Mary Ellen Page; two greatgrandchildren; aunts: Wanda Arterberry and husband, Alfred; Bernice Laird, Irene Weaver, Opal (Pap) Moss, uncles: Melvin Bishop, Delmas Bishop and Jerry Bishop.

Visitation was Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla.; from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Graveside services were 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Lark Cemetery, Lark, Okla. Ray Earley officiated the service.

Honorary bearers were: Richard Page, Eugene Earley, Martin Arnold, Bobby Joe Kaney, Will Shawn Self and Kennan Hargis.

Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Antique Iron Club.

Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill, Okla. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.

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